BoeingBoy From Bouvet Island, joined Jul 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Quoting Seabosdca (Reply 3): Surprised this doesn't happen more often... a/c are warm (while on the ground in a warm place like MAD or TLV), have lots of small dark places... comfy for reptiles (if not stowaways).
I guess they just take a leisurely stroll across the tarmac and runways then - Talk about jay-walking
Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3075 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
Don't laugh, it happens easier then you think
Ansett had a snake on a plane, which i believe if i recall correctly ended up killing a small girl when she bent over to get something from underneath her feet. Anyway after not being able to find the thing the aircraft was sealed and fumigated with poisons and CO2 in order to make sure it was dead.
A320 i believe was in question, and it was suspected that the snake claimed aboard at Alice springs via some cargo... some of the places cargo may be stored on the way may indeed be an easy way for snakes to gain access...this is before 9/11 mind u...little less security.
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 8):
The link says the snakes probably got into the a/c a TLV......security has been very tight there at TLV even way before 9/11.......so it can happen everywhere no matter security level
There are snakes in israel but in the desert, not in TLV area, hence strange how that could happen. On an other not australia is full of snakes so if it usually never happens there where probability is much higher that a snake could make it's way to the airplane weird that it happend in MAD or TLV.
Macc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 972 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
on a different note: whats about that movie? bought a copy in DXB some month back and still havent had time to watch it. the titel would tell me its not worth the time anyway, but then, there might be a plane...
[Edited 2007-09-03 15:46:44]
I exchanged political frustration with sexual boredom. better spoil a girl than the world
F86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1562 times:
Snakes and other animals, usually rodents and bugs, getting on a plane is not all that unusual. They come aboard in bags, cargo and sometimes climb aboard on their own. I know one airline has taken planes with snakes aboard that they could not find up to Alaska in the winter and put a heat lamp under the belly. The snakes will find the heat when the plane cools and they are easy to remove at that point.